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With union backing, McCann joins race for Illinois governor

 SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois state Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) announced Thursday that he plans run as a third-party candidate for governor – a move that likely would siphon votes from incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner. The first-term governor is widely viewed as an underdog in the race for the state’s highest office More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Rauner signs SB1451, paving the way for 5G wireless technology, jobs and economic growth

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1451 Thursday to standardize and streamline regulation of small wireless cell facilities, paving the way for 5G wireless and other technology More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Shared parenting bill passes on second committee vote, moves to House floor

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Family courts across Illinois may have to adapt to a new evidence-based form of shared parenting as part of divorce proceedings, should a proposed piece of legislation become More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Raymond board agrees to two-year contract deal with employees in April 2 meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Raymond Village Board and village employees agreed to a new contract among other items of business during the board’s meeting on Monday, Apr. 2. The board entered into More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget without new taxes

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) – Governor Bruce Rauner framed his legislative agenda Monday for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly around two key imperatives: a truly balanced, full-year FY19 More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, April 9th, 2018

Legislators debate equal parenting laws in Springfield this week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois’ divorce laws will likely be up for debate this week where lawmakers are slated to hear about a bill supporters believe will scrap the prejudicial, unfair More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Martin resigns as Witt alderman citing county treasurer appointment in recent council meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion which carried over from the March 20 special meeting regarding outside labor, water department updates and the employee handbook were among items of business during More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Errors, early struggles result in Lady Redskins home loss against Auburn, 8-3

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A combination of costly errors and defensive struggles early resulted in a home loss for the Nokomis Lady Redskins softball team against the Auburn Trojans. The Trojans would More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

ISBE officials to meet prior to automatic voter registration launch this summer

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Election officials from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) want to give voters and local election officials another chance to get some answers prior to automatic More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Witt city finance committee breaks down specifics on ‘outside labor’ in special meeting

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Breaking down the details as what qualifies as “outside labor” was the primary focus of a March 20 special session of the Witt City Council, as set forth by the finance More...